December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Queensborough Bank presents perfect gift

Looking for the perfect gift? Employees of Queensborough National Bank and Trust. Co. recently presented a program on gift giving that many people oftentimes overlook.  More...

Street to be renamed in late mayor's honor

Waynesboro City Council voted Monday night to recognize the late Mayor Pauline Jenkins by renaming West Ninth Street in her honor.  Jenkins died in August after a brief battle with cancer. More...

Holiday weekend lane closures restricted

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced plans to ease traffic congestion and driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping are More...

Sports

Bears win 5th straight game

The Burke County Bears played Effingham on Saturday at home, defeating them 81-63.  Head Coach Purvis Dukes said that Effingham beat the team twice last season, so they were very pleased with the guys’ efforts.  More...

Lady Bears beat the Rebels at home

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated the Effingham Rebels on Saturday night at home, 58-44.  Coach Leslie Lawrence said they had a balanced attack against Effingham and everyone on the team contributed to the win.  More...

Spartans pick up two wins

Edmund Burke’s Spartans have evened up their record to 5-5.  On Monday, Dec.12, the Spartans faced the Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy. They played good team basketball and defeated the Jaguars, 58-24.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Green Branch  Green Branch CFC, 3245 Highway 25 N., Hephzibah, and PEDS Ministries Supernatural Church will hold its New Year’s Eve Musical Dec. 31, at 10:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  Gateway & Lewis Holy  More...

Crockett honored for service to county

On Dec. 31, Wayne Crockett closes out 16 years of service on the Burke County Commission, including eight years as chairman.  More...

Wreaths Across America

A Wreaths Across America ceremony was conducted at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville last Saturday. More...

Editorial

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TWAS? OR WAS?

(With sincere apologies to the heirs of Clement Clarke Moore.)   It was a few days before Christmas all over the Blessed South,  Southerners were buzzing everywhichaway, dirt roads and rural routes.  From Wal-Mart to Macy's, from Targe More...

AMERICA DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

The first chapter In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland is entitled Down the Rabbit Hole. Alice was visited by a White Rabbit with pink eyes who fascinated her with his words and fancy clothes. More...

For The Record

Physician freed after renovations begin

Waynesboro physician Dr. Gilbert Banks was scheduled to be released from the Burke County Jail Tuesday after he and city officials reached an agreement on renovations to the old Waynesboro Emporium building on Liberty Street.  More...

BURKE GRAND JURY RETURNS TRUE BILLS

The October 2016 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following true bill indictments during the Dec. 15, 2016, session with Judge Michael N. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Little Grinches  More...

Obituaries

James H. Waters

James H. Waters of Claxton, Ga., 82, passed away December 18, 2016, at Candler Hospital in Savannah.  More...

Thomas Steven Edenfield

Our Tommy, a strong man, a gentle farmer, a gentleman, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday December 17, 2016.  Tommy was born into a farming family, the 3rd of 5 children of Marceline Odom Edenfield and Joseph A. Edenfield. More...

Barbara Ann Daniels

Ms. Barbara Ann Daniels of Waynesboro, Ga., 65, entered into eternal rest on December 14, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, December 21, 2016. at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, 2154 Seven Oaks Road, Waynesboro, Ga.. More...